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The Glory of Stars

The vastness of space has always fascinated people. Throughout the Bible stars are used to reference something so vast that humans can't comprehend it. Abraham and Isaac are both told that their offspring will be "as numerous as the stars of heaven." Psalm 8 says "When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars that you have established; what are human beings that you are mindful of them, mortals that you care for them?" The book of Sirach in the Apocrypha says "The glory of the stars is the beauty of heaven, a glittering array in the heights of the Lord. On the orders of the Holy One they stand in their appointed place; they never relax in their watches." In 1

Hail and Farewell

Hail and Farewell is a military tradition which allows units to recognize and honor the comings and goings of people. As one person leaves, another comes in to fill the position. Things don't stop because of a Farewell. Things continue because there is a corresponding Hail. Our own congregation has been going through a "Hail and Farewell" time. In December we said Farewell to Pr. Dianne Loufman and Hail to Pr. Scott Lee. In March we said Farewell to Pr. Lee and Hail to Pr. Barbara Melosh. In the next two weeks we say Farewell to Pr. Melosh and Hail to Pr. Jason Churchill. In the next months we may say Farewell to congregation members who decide the new pastor is not a good fit for them, and

St. Kevin and the Blackbird

A little over a year ago, Dave and I were in Ireland traveling with my women's chorus. It was an organized tour, which isn't the way Dave and I usually travel, but you have to take the opportunities when they’re presented to you. In Glendalough, in the hills south of Dublin, I found out about St. Kevin. That's such a wonderful earthy name for a saint. That alone gives him charm. He was born in somewhere around 498. St. Patrick’s impact on Christianity in Ireland had firmly taken hold, and Kevin was educated by priests from his early days. Kevin was a hermit. He was such a successful hermit that others flocked to join him and an entire monastery grew up around his hermitage. This monastery of

St. Stephen's 

Lutheran Church

To Love, To Invite, To Serve

 

1301 N Broom Street Wilmington, DE 19806

302-652-7623  office@ststeph.org

As a Reconciling in Christ congregation of the ELCA, we believe that the gospel is God's gift to all people, shared unconditionally and without regard to race, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic or family status, age, physical or mental abilities, outward appearance, or religious affiliation. We seek to live the truth written in Ephesians that Christ breaks down the dividing walls between us and makes us one.

 

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St. Stephen's Lutheran Church

1301 N Broom Street, Wilmington, DE 19806

302-652-7623 office@ststeph.org

 

We are a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and the Delaware-Maryland Synod.

 

 

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